In the early 1980s, photographer Alan Whitehouse had privileged access to the night-time operations of British Rail.
Author: Alan Whitehouse
Publisher: Mainline & Maritime
In the early 1980s, photographer Alan Whitehouse had privileged access to the night-time operations of British Rail. Using his photographic archive, he has compiled this unique chronological account of a night in the life of the nationalised railway.
Targeting trains in TRACK FACTS World War II During World War II By 1916, only
10,000 tons of British supplies (1939–1945), the British were reaching France
government took ... At night, railway stations in Britain were totally blacked out.
The seven regional Eurostar trains originally cost £180 million, and although built
specifically for use in the UK, Channel Tunnel and French rail networks, they are
currently used by SNCF on the Lille – Paris route and as spares. The preferred ...
certainly within my chosen area – which is to say that it was shown on the badge
of the British Railwaymen's Touring Club – and the full extent of the Nordland
Line was there on my European Railway Map, albeit on the separate
Author: Andrew Martin
Publisher: Profile Books
Night trains have long fascinated us with the possibilities of their private sleeping compartments, gilded dining cars, champagne bars and wealthy travellers. Authors from Agatha Christie to Graham Greene have used night trains to tell tales of romance, intrigue and decadence against a rolling background of dramatic landscapes. The reality could often be as thrilling: early British travellers on the Orient Express were advised to carry a revolver (as well as a teapot). In Night Trains, Andrew Martin attempts to relive the golden age of the great European sleeper trains by using their modern-day equivalents. This is no simple matter. The night trains have fallen on hard times, and the services are disappearing one by one. But if the Orient Express experience can only be recreated by taking three separate sleepers, the intriguing characters and exotic atmospheres have survived. Whether the backdrop is 3am at a Turkish customs post, the sun rising over the Riviera, or the constant twilight of a Norwegian summer night, Martin rediscovers the pleasures of a continent connected by rail. By tracing the history of the sleeper trains, he reveals much of the recent history of Europe itself. The original sleepers helped break down national barriers and unify the continent. Martin uncovers modern instances of European unity - and otherwise - as he traverses the continent during 'interesting times', with Brexit looming. Against this tumultuous backdrop, he experiences his own smaller dramas, as he fails to find crucial connecting stations, ponders the mystery of the compartment dog, and becomes embroiled in his very own night train whodunit.
It is the car - sleeper type of train , one of the most interesting examples yet
devised of rail - road liaison . In Great Britain such facilities are still confined to
the spring , summer , and autumn , but in France one of these services — that
nationalized industries, government policy towards 14, 41, 59–61, 72, 139, 150 National Plan 80 National Union of Railwaymen 33–4, 39, 63, 92,116,121,131
Networkfor Development 123–6, 128, 133 Network Rail 143–5 Night Mail 16
Noble, Michael 102, 105–8, 112 ... 120 Peyton, John 128–32 Planfor the
Modernization and Re- equipment ofBritish Railways, A 15, 37–8, 40, 42–4, 48,
50, 52, 63, 72, ...
Author: Charles Loft
More than 40 years after its publication, the 1963 Beeching Report on British railways remains controversial for recommending the closure of a third of Britain’s railways. In this book, Charles Loft examines: why the nationalized railways were in such dire financial straits by 1963 how government work on future transport needs led to conclusions which would have cut Britain’s railways down by thousands of miles what difficulties eventually halted attempts by Conservative and Labour governments to implement these cuts. This book will be invaluable to anyone interested in how transport policy is made or how it has arrived at its current state and sheds fascinating new light on the working of government, the economy and the mood of the times under Churchill, Eden, Macmillan and Wilson.
British Railways Board ... Many electric trains on the Southern Region also
include Pullman accommodation . ... A new first - class sleeper train between
London and Glasgow , with Pullman bar attached ( the “ Night Limited " ) was
The British Railways Board decided to chop British Rail up into commercially
viable bite-sized pieces. ... The limited company now runs the Berlin-Warsaw
Express (in collaboration with Die Bahn) and the national Night Express sleepers
Author: Keith Lovegrove
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Category: Railroad trains
This book is a collection of images depicting vintage, modern and futuristic train travel. "Divided into three chapters covering hardware, service and identity, Railway explores how design engineers, product and textile designers, ergonomists, corporate identity consultants and chefs have created and exploited the unique sensation of travelling by train through the design of exteriors and interiors, staff uniforms, food, corporate identity and graphics. Railway goes beyond the locomotive registration number to express the whole experience of train travel: from American chic on board the Twentieth Century Limnited line in the 1950s to the once-in-a-lifetime opulence of the Venice-Simplon Orient Express; from the vibration-free Shinkansen en route to Kyoto to the overnight Rajdhani Express calling at all the major cities across india." --book cover.
In the 1958 summer 5,000 cars were conveyed by the London – Perth 'Car- Sleeper' alone. Although British Railways assert that at the present level of
charges to motorists, which are carefully devised to compete with the costs of
motoring the ...